GLOBAL STUDENT LEADERS SUMMIT – DAY #2
Munich, Day 2: In accord with the theme of this year’s summit, Human Rights and the Holocaust, the group visited Dachau, a former Nazi concentration camp that housed those considered to be political enemies of Hitler and the Nazi party. Students learned about the history leading of to the persecution of all who were persecuted. After spending some time on the grounds, students also explored Dachau’s museum to further learn about the importance of preserving and recognizing the dignity and worth of all people. The visit to Dachau was followed up with another visit to Munich’s town square, where students climbed 378 steps up Marienplatz Church to enjoy the stunning aerial view of Munich.
After leaving Munich’s town square, students proceeded to an authentic Bavarian restaurant for dinner with local German students. Here, students were able to talk about the differences between German and American education and culture. The night’s entertainment consisted of traditional Bavarian dancers and music.
Tomorrow, students will say goodbye to Munich and travel to Nuremberg to learn of the tribunals that followed World War II.